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On the choice of royalty rule to cover fixed costs in input joint ventures
(Working paper;16/13, Working paper, 2013-07)
In a model where two competing downstream firms establish an input joint venture (JV), we analyze how different royalty rules for covering fixed costs affect channel profits. Under running royalties (regardless of whether ...
Do incumbents have incentives to degrade interconnection quality in the internet?
(Working Paper2002:22, Working paper, 2002-04)
Access price regulation facilitates strategic transfer pricing
(Working Paper2005:60, Working paper, 2005-10)
Access price regulation is used in telecommunications to prevent that a vertically integrated firm, that controls an essential input, raises the rivals` costs. When the authorities remove the access price as a strategic ...
Do internet incumbents choose low interconnection quality?
(Working Paper2004:20, Working paper, 2004-06)
In this paper we analyze the interconnection incentives for two networks that differ with respect to size of their installed based. In the first part we prove that the smaller firm may be harmed in competition for new ...
Contracting versus bypassing
(Working paper2003:48, Working paper, 2003-11)
One existing distributor controls the existing access to end users. There are one incumbent producer and one potential entrant, both with a potential for bypassing the distributor. We find that the distributor always signs ...
The SMS bandwagon in Norway : what made the market?
(Working paper2004:21, Working paper, 2004-06)
Short Message Service (SMS) has been an overwhelming success in Europe, substantially larger than in the United States. In relative terms Norway represents one of the largest SMS markets in the world. The aim of the paper ...
Foreign firms and host-country productivity : does the mode of entry matter?
(Discussion paper2006:2, Working paper, 2006-01)
Foreign direct investment is often considered an important source of knowledge spillovers. However, results from the empirical literature relating overall foreign presence to host country productivity are ambiguous. We ...
Competition and compatibility among Internet service providers
(Discussion paper2001:4, Working paper, 2001-03)
We consider a two-stage game between two competing Internet service providers(ISPs). The firms offer access to the Internet. Access is assumed to be vertically and horizontally differentiated. Our model exhibits network ...
Explicit and implicit incentives in fund management
(Discussion paper2001:1, Working paper, 2001-01)
Fund managers compete to attract new investors. Competition and fund management contracts provide implicit and explicit incentives for fund management. I study the combined effect of these two types of incentives on i) ...
Competition and waiting times in hospital markets
(Discussion paper2007:13, Working paper, 2007-03)
This paper studies the impact of hospital competition on waiting times. We use a Salop-type model, with hospitals that differ in (geographical) location and, potentially, waiting time, and two types of patients; high-benefit ...